Bar- Story/fan fic
Not even beer would calm Ash’s thoughts tonight.
Ash walked into the bar not knowing what to expect, His feet led his a vacant bar stool. “What will it be.” The under payed bartender said in a monotone voice.
“Just a glass of whisky please.” Ash said. He sighed. ‘What am I going to do?’ he thought.
“Here you go sir.” The bartender said as he placed a glass of the brown poison in front of Ash.
“Cheers.” Ash said as he payed the man and took a swig of the alcohol. Ash sighed again.
“Hey there. Is this seat taken?” Someone asked. Ash looked over at the person to find quite an attractive guy. He had faded green hair and a strong jawline. “M’name’s Alex. How about you?” He said as he stuck out his had to shake Ash’s.
“Ash.” Ash said as he shook Alex’s hand.
“Why are you here if I may ask?” Alex asked as he ordered a beer from the bar.
“Trying to drown out the voice in my head that’s saying I should do something stupid to my friend.” Ash said as he downed the rest of his whiskey. Ash stuck out his hand signalling the bartender to refill his drink.
“Damn. What’s it telling you to do? If you don’t want to answer you don’t have to.” Alex said as he took a swig of beer.
“Nah it’s fine, maybe if I tell someone it will let up a bit.” Ash said as he downed his glass of whiskey (full by the way). Alex nodded drinking his beer. “It all started around a year ago when I realised that I had a crush on one of my band mates. Mind you my band isn’t really that popular so it didn’t really matter if we dated. Then after a week, he told the guys and I that he had a crush on this girl and it broke me.
“Fast forward a year I’m the best man and his wedding and his marrying the same girl. And the voice is telling me to tell him my feelings but that would ruin his and I’s friendship. We’ve been best friends since high school.” Ash explained brokenly.
“Oof, I feel sorry for you. I wish there was a way I could help.” Alex said as he finished his beer.
“I mean there is a way, but I don’t know if you’ll be in to it…” Ash trailed off implying something. Alex took a second to register but smiled when he caught on.
“I’m into it. I’m sober enough to drive, my house?” Alex suggested. Ash nodded getting up out of his chair as well as Alex. Alex grabs Ash’s hand and they rushed out the door of the bar and to Alex’s Ford.
The boys got in the car excitedly and Alex pulled out of the parking lot and raced to his house for a night of fun and forgetting.
*The next morning*
I woke up in a unfamiliar bed with an arm around me. For a second I panicked but I remember what happened last night and smile. I layed on the bed for about five minuets thinking about last night when I heard a groan come from behind me.
“Ugh what happened?” A husky voice asked. I turned over in his arms.
“You made the voice go away for a night.” I said hoping he would remember.
He rubbed his face with his hand and looked at me with a smile. “Oh yeah I remember.” He said and put his arm around me again. “Last night was fun, I’d like to do it again sometime.” He chuckled.
I giggled. “Definitely. Thank you for last night it got my mind off of things.” I said as I snuggled more into his chest.
“No problem. Hey, do you maybe want to go on a date today? It’s ok if you don’t want to-”
“I’ll do it.” I cut his rambling off. “I just have to go to my house to get some clean clothes.” I said getting up and putting on my boxers that were thrown across the room last night.
“I can take you. Did you take your car to the bar last night or did you taxi/uber?” Alex asked getting up and getting changed. “Also you can leave your clothes here,I’ll wash them and you can borrow some of my clothes.” Alex said going to his closet and pulling out a hoodie and a pair of skinny jeans.
“Thanks Alex. I ubered to the bar so I don’t have to get my car.” I said as I put them on. The hoodie was a bit over sized but it was comfortable, but the skinny jean were perfect.
“Do you want to go to your house or are you good with those?” Alex asked.
“I’m good with these. What are we gonna do?” I asked. Alex was about to answer when my phone began to ring. It was Cody.
“Hey Cody what do you want?” I asked picking up the phone.
“I was just wondering if you finished your toast and if you decided if you were doing to have a plus one?” He asked.
“Um yeah, I’ve nearly done the toast and yes please I would like a plus one to the wedding. Thank you Cody. I got to go now but I’ll talk to you later about details.” I said.
“Ok bye.” he said and I hung up.
“Who was that?” Alex asked as he came up to me and hugged me from behind.
“It’s just Cody, the guy I was talking about last night. He was asking about the wedding.” I explained as I leaned back and started rocking left and right with Alex. It was nice.
“I’m guessing you were talking about me being the plus one?” He asked laying his head on my shoulder.
“Yeah, are you good to come? I’m sorry for pouncing it on you.” I asked.
“Yeah I’m free for the next couple of months. Now let’s go get breakfast.” Alex said letting go of me and dragging me downstairs into his car. “Ihop?” He asked. I just nodded.
“Thanks Alex.” I said looking out the window.
“For what?” He asked confused.
“For last night, allowing me to forget about everything. When I talked to Cody earlier about his wedding I didn’t break down and I think that because of you.” I explained.
Alex smiled at me. “Anytime, I enjoy spending time with you.”
“same here.” I said.
Once step forward, one step backwards
I heard my voice on the radio. “Is this your band?” Alex asked. I nodded and he turned up the radio. ( A/N Yes I am using the band Set It Off, In this Ash is the lead singer and Cody the actual singer is the bassist)
The song finished and Alex looked at me with a smile. “If I could I would clap right now.” I blushed. “You have a really pretty voice. Can you put on one of your songs. Here take my phone and put it on bluetooth.” He said.
I took his phone and went on spotify. I looked for the album Upside Down. I put on Uncontainable. “Yo this is a bop.” Alex said. I smiled. I’ve never had this much of a reaction to my music before from some one who’s not a fan.
Soon we pulled into Ihop and we walked into the amazing place. We went to a booth and sat down. “So when are you going on tour?” Alex asked. “Or have you already finished?”
“We go back on tour after Cody has come back from his honeymoon. So in about a month and a half considering that the wedding is in two weeks.” I said. grabbing a menu and looking for what to have for breakfast.
“What are you getting? I’m getting banana crepes with nutella. ” Alex said.
“Yum, I’m getting double blueberry pancakes.” I said.
“Noice.” Alex said he took a deep breath in. “Can I ask you something?” He said hesitantly.
“Sure.” I said.
“I know you may still be hung up on Cody but would you like to go out with me?” He asked.
“Oh, sure.” I said. ‘Maybe this would be a good thing.’ I thought.
Soon a waitress came to take our orders.
*3 years later* (yes I know it’s a big skip but oh well)
“To think that this relationship started with me going to a bar to drown out my feelings for my friend. I can’t believe that I’m now standing here saying this and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Alex, I love you and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.” I finish my vows and the crowd claps.
I smile at Alex and he smiles at me.
“Now with the power invested in me, I now pronounce you husband and husband, you may kiss your partner.” The officiator said. (idk what they say at weddings) I smiled and leaned into Alex and kissed him passionately.
I love the way my life turned out. And the think that this started with what was supposed to be a one night stand.